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Assistant Farm Manager

Qualified, ambitious Assistant Farm Manager sought for country estate in rural East Suffolk.  Sotterley Estate, near Beccles, extends to 1,600ha.  950ha is farmed in hand, with a further 150ha under a contract farming agreement.

Productive Beccles series clay dominates the soil type, as well as 120ha of lighter land supporting irrigated crops, served by a 90,000m3 reservoir.  A 12m Controlled Traffic Farming System is employed to improve soil structure and gain efficiency.

This role offers an excellent opportunity for a passionate professional to progress within the industry.

Reporting to the Estate Director you will;

·        Maintain a positive and proactive approach to Health and Safety at all times.

·        Be a highly skilled hands on operator capable of completing all tasks required as and when the need arises.

·        Drive forward the farming enterprise on the Estate, leading from the front whilst remaining respectful to the long serving team.

·        Achieve high standards at all times through attention to detail and timeliness.

·        Be prepared to bring forward new ideas and strategy for the business, attend appropriate events to gather information andpromote the Estate.

·        Liaise with the farm’s agronomist to prepare spray recommendations based on information gathered on the ground.

·        Ensure compliance standards are met.

·        Be BASIS & FACTS qualified, although training will be offered to exceptional candidates.

In return a competitive remuneration package will be offered alongside structured personal development. Housing will be available along witha farm vehicle.

To apply in confidence please send a CV with covering letter to office@sotterleyestate.co.uk.